Stumbled on the Wikipedia page on prayer the other day, and lo and behold someone had made a point of including specifically Christian Science prayer, right after Christian prayer. Well done, whoever you are!
Seeing it there juxtaposed against all the other descriptions of prayer, I was struck by how out-of-the-box Mary Baker Eddy’s concept of prayer is—at least the prayer that contributes to spiritual healing. Here’s what the page says:
Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas: the latter is the only true reality. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Prayer works through love: the recognition of God's creation as spiritual, intact and inherently lovable.
Food for thought. How are you praying today?
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